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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) Astronomy Questions

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Grade 7 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
Day and night are caused by
  1. the tilt of Earth's axis.
  2. Earth's revolution around the Sun.
  3. eclipses.
  4. Earth's rotation on its axis.
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
Grade 7 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 7 Inner Planets
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
An equinox occurs when
  1. neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the Sun.
  2. the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun.
  3. the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun.
  4. Earth's axis is parallel to the Sun's rays.
Grade 7 Stars
What color are the coolest stars?
  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. Orange
  4. Yellow
Grade 7 The Moon
When are tides highest?
  1. during the Moon's first quarter phase
  2. when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are nearly in a line
  3. during the Moon's third quarter
  4. when the Moon is at a right angle to the Sun
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
The position of the axis on Earth is important for which reason?
  1. night and day
  2. length of a year
  3. seasons
  4. position in the solar system
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
For a solar eclipse to occur,
  1. the Sun must be directly between Earth and the Moon.
  2. the Moon must be directly between Earth and the Sun.
  3. the Moon must be directly behind Earth.
  4. Earth must be directly between the Sun and the Moon.
Grade 7 Outer Planets
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
Grade 7 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Where do we find most asteroids in our solar system?
  1. Between Mars and Earth
  2. Between Mars and Jupiter
  3. Between Mars and Saturn
  4. Between Mars and Pluto
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
When the north end of Earth's axis is tilted toward the Sun, what will North America experience?
  1. more indirect rays and shorter days
  2. more indirect rays and longer days
  3. more direct rays and shorter days
  4. more direct rays and longer days
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